City Freerun: I'd like your opinions!

Hey guys, I haven’t posted here for quite some time.
Some of you might remember Gm_City_Freerun from about 2 years ago, followed by Gm_City_Freerun_2 (the thread disappeared). Then I decided to work on a mod with the same style, called City Freerun which I have been developing on and off ever since. Anyway… it’s school holidays, and I’m back into mapping.
So, I’d like to get your opinions on the level design work I have done in City Freerun. I think you’ll notice that aspects of the levels improve over time.

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Very nice, Good job

looks great only the textures need some work Imo.
Some cubemaps and normalmaps for instance wouldn’t look bad.

There are some cubemaps, not so much normalmaps however. Thanks!

i like what youre doing with the coloured textures, keep that up. only the light spots are to bright and to white but thats not too important at this stage i know. i like the pic of that hall inside where you used the light emmiting textures ,thats looking more suiteable for this map (or neon).

good luck.

This is extremely nice. Very good job. Cannot wait till the release, will be a good map to play on. I have no criticisms for a chance.

Woo, I can finally get back to lighting this baby!

:smiley: I was waiting for this. I am so excited this is being worked on again. Keep up the awesome work.

Now if only DICE would release a trailer for Mirror’s Edge 2…

It looks nice, well suited for a free-running gametype.

However, I think the textures need some attention. I can understand that you’re going for a theme with the dev-grids, but I have the feeling that the map would look much better with smooth painted walls, reflective metal pipes, and a rough painted concrete for the ground.

The paintings are a prime example of this, the cubemaps and normals acknowledge the luminous surroundings but the wall, ceiling, and floor do not.

I thought they canceled it for some reason oO

back on topic, It’s hard to give an opinion design-wise without a playable map. It looks sweet tho.

NO. DICE did not cancel it. The CEO of EA said that it IS coming, and two months ago, DICE said that they are “ready”. In my opinion, they should have been ready 3 years ago, but as long as they are making it, I’m happy. There’s a lot of rumors floating around that a trailer will be a at the Spike VGA’s, so yeah, there’s that… (crosses fingers).

Once again, back on topic. Two of the maps are playable on garrysmod.org, so for a little “demo”, you can play those. Trust me, these maps are good, and are only looking better.

Let’s hope that ME2 doesn’t turn into another Episode 3.

If it does, I’m going to DICE headquarters and making it myself.

Oh how I wish for a sequel to the most beautiful game I have ever played…

Thanks for the opinions guys, Hiyougami is pretty godly with textures and lighting and he’s going to spread his magic dust over the maps.

I see exactly what you mean, I will try to make different types of textured, normal mapped and cubemapped versions of the dev material (such as concrete, metal, plaster etc.). I hope that will give the desired luminous effect!

Definitely awesome, remember following this back months ago. Anyways, I have nothing to criticize, especially since its not finished yet.

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Love this one

Looks awesome! Can’t wait to play it!

Did I mention that [sp]the bridge collapses as you try to cross it (You gotta be quick).[/sp]

I was pleasantly surprised by this thread. I was expecting something really awful.

Thank you! I guess people don’t expect much from maps using mostly dev styled textures.